LADY ASHFORD: Then let me be clear that I have understood. Your charge - your mulatto charge… LADY MANSFIELD: (fiercely protective) That is enough! DIDO sits staring at the floor. OLIVER cuts in, aggrieved. OLIVER: (to Lady Mansfield) Is it not true enough, your ladyship? LADY ASHFORD: whose unfortunate circumstances of birth, we chose to forgive - has decided she no longer wishes the match with my son - a gentleman and an officer. OLIVER stares across at DIDO. He speaks quietly. OLIVER: Why, Miss Lindsay? DIDO is silent. LADY ASHFORD: (poignant and pained) Do you feel I have any lesser need to ensure my child’s wellbeing and future than you?…(beat)…Does she still have a tongue?
― Excerpt taken from script


endless list of my favorite inspirational ladies lydia martin
“last night, I helped save someone’s life. that felt really good.”

happy international women’s day!! let’s take some time to appreciate this wonderfully strong, intelligent, brave, loyal, and fierce lady we have to look up to.

wlw survey results

thank you so much to everyone who participated in mine and @aliciqvikander ’s survey! we ended up getting 221 responses. below is a breakdown of each question.

disclaimer: there were a couple of responses that we considered to be disrespectful or homophobic that we decided to delete from the survey pool. the idea of this survey was to gauge the feelings & opinions of wlw skam fans regarding lgbt representation in the show; it was made with wlw fans in mind, and there were some skam fans who decided to take the survey and give disrespectful/homophobic answers, which was not the point of the survey.

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@maxrosinski : That’s a wrap on season 4 of @agentsofshield thanks to these fierce ladies & #AgentPrince for a great season. Oh and happy #25 #birthday @chloebennet 🎉

Maybe she managed to hide herself… She survived Crastor, and he was the worst shit I’ve ever met. She survived the long march to the Wall. She survived a White Walker for fuck’s sake!
She might have got out.

~Men of the Night’s Watch talking about Gilly’s odds of surviving the wildling sack of Mole’s Town.

For some reason this little talk the guys at Castle Black (which is turning into the zombie movie wrapped inside the fantasy film that is Game of Thrones) made me really happy.

Maybe because it’s one of the only times I recall the men in the show discussing a woman that didn’t involve sex. Not just that, but acknowledging that Gilly, soft spoken as she is, is tough as nails and resourceful.

Or maybe it was because it shut up Sam, who was busy making the probable death of a very nice girl and her infant son at the hands of cannibals all about him, and how he felt responsible.

msworlds replied to your photo “[Age of Youth Episode 12 & Final Thoughts] What a beautiful drama…”

I applaud the dramas choice to focus on Belle’s landlady, I’ve always found her scenes to be comforting with her watching the girls or nonchalantly protecting them. The last scene with her getting ready, was a sign that life does really go on. She could have been one of our heroines with her own strange issues, but she grew up and ended up fine and content.

I think what I’m trying to get at was, this character was the one person I want the girls to follow after, and who I personally hope I can become. Who better to have as a role model than an independent woman just living her life?

I did not say nearly enough about Belle’s Landlady during the run of the show but I agree with all of this. She was quietly protective and tried to make sure the girls were safe when they were in her house. But she didn’t try to cage them and went on her own adventures. I loved her style and I absolutely loved the scene with the pink diapers. 

I felt better knowing the girls had her around.

Fierce Fictional Ladies We Love

Why make a list of Fierce Fictional Ladies We Love? Because we’re celebrating Women’s History Month, Buffy’s 20th anniversary (Slayer = Queen 4eva), and, well, honestly, who runs the world? Girls. So really we don’t need a reason for this post.

1. Dana Scully from The X-Files Origins by Jonathan Maberry: The very definition of fierce, both on screen & on page.
2. Celestine from Flawed by Cecelia Ahern: Perfectly flawed and on a mission to prove the government wrong.
3. Cath from Heartless by Marissa Meyer: Four words: “Off with their heads!”
4. Inej & Nina from Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo: Never has there been a fiercer pair of BFFs (seriously, don’t get on their bad sides).
5. Reagan from You Don’t Know My Name by Kristen Orlando: A teen spy hiding in plain sight? Tough af.
6. Skylar from I’ll Meet You There by Heather Demetrios: Always willing to fight, even when the odds are stacked against her.
7. Alosa from Daughter of the Pirate King by Tricia Levenseller: Never have we met a fiercer pirate anywhere, in any book.
8. Iko from Wires and Nerve by Marissa Meyer: The fiercest android in YA (we’re also pretty big fans of Cinder, Scarlet, Cress, & Winter!).
9. Kestrel from The Winner’s Curse by Marie Rutkoski: Proving clever is just as important as strong at every turn.
10. Lia from The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson: Taking her fate into her own hands like a boss.
11. Laurel from Love Letters to the Dead by Ava Dellaira: A quieter kind of fierce, but just as strong and important.
12. Sara (AKA Freya) from Freya by Matthew Laurence: A Norse Goddess is not someone you want to mess with.
13. Alina from Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo: Literally the only person who can save the world — AND SHE DOES IT.

So now you have a list of books starring tough leading ladies who slay (sometimes literally) — ENJOY.

anonymous asked:

Older! Obianidala where the twins are old enough to start dating and both bring home a boy unexpectedly, please?

Looking between the twins with wide eyes, Anakin gave a quiet splutter as Luke blushed deep red and Leia rolled her eyes, both tightening their grip on their respective boys hands.

“I told you so.” Came a soft chuckle and Anakin whirled on it, glaring towards the couch where Obi-Wan was slowly sitting up, the graying redhead giving a tired grunt that quickly got the other to drop his glare and move to his side. “I told you they were dating.” He grinned up at Anakin when he cupped the bearded cheek.

“Yes, yes, you said it now that was a grunt, is it your back again?” Anakin looked to the kitchen. “Love, Obi-Wan grunted, when did he have his last painkiller?”

Padme peeked out, throwing both twins a quick smile and quickly eyeing their boys before looking back to Anakin, a few strands of silver falling forward from the bun she kept her hair in. “Half an hour ago. Give it time to work Anakin.” She scolded before moving to the awkwardly standing dates. “Now who are these two strapping boys?”

“Its Solo and Calrissian! They are not strapping!” Anakin threw back, settled on the couch. “They are smugglers!”

Rolling her eyes, Padme continued smiling at both while Leia hissed at her dad.

Luke just threw a concerned eye at Obi-Wan who was allowing Anakin to fuss over him. Which was against the grain and really, did they need to bring daddy Obi-Wan back to a healer or a medic?

“He just pulled a back muscle Luke.” Padme assured even as Han and Lando exchanged looks over their respective partners heads. “He’s going to be just fine. Now.” She turned her smile on Lando and Han.

Both froze like nerfs caught in a larger predators gaze. Stars between these three, they honestly thought they had to worry most about the blond former Jedi, not the senator!

‘I might have miscalculated the threat levels.’ Lando thought shakily and clung to Luke’s hand.

Han looked between mother and daughter. “…Well I see where Leia gets her fierceness from my lady.” He gave as charming a smile as he could.

“And you best remember that young man.”

“Moooom.” Leia sighed.

“Let your old parents have their fun Leia.” Padme happily chirped and took both Han and Lando by the shoulders. “Now, these two strapping boys can help me in the kitchen. You two can do that right?”

“Y-Yes ma’m!”

“Of course lady senator.”

She laughed softly as she lead them into the kitchen while Leia and Luke exchanged faintly worried looks.

“Don’t worry you two, she won’t eat them.” Obi-Wan chuckled, making a low noise when Anakin rubbed at his lower back.

“Are you sure you’re alright papa?” Leia frowned, moving over to the couch, she knew better then to pick a fight with her mom.

“I just pulled a muscle dear though I wont say no to a hug if you’re willing.” The redhead grinned up at her and reluctantly Leia felt a smile come up before she leaned down and in to hug him gently.

“Just a pulled muscle? Its not your back going stupid again is it?” Luke crossed his arms over his chest, frowning down at both his dads.

“Just to be certain we’ll make sure he goes to a healer or medic and has it scanned.” Anakin cut of the potential argument before it could arrive. “Won’t we love?” He turned his eyes on his husband.

“I broke it ONCE Anakin, its n-”

“And that got you on disability from active Jedi field work as you well know.” Anakin argued, giving the other a soft kiss and ignoring his kids mock gagging noises.

Obi-Wan mumbled against his lips then melted, nodding. “Oh fine. I will.”

“You better or I’m sicking Padme at you.” Anakin grinned in victory.

“I heard my name being used as a threat.” Padme stepped out of the kitchen, Lando cutting up the vegetables and Han mixing the meat with the spices she had measured up. “What am I being used as a threat for?”

“To make sure our husband goes to a medic to have his back checked up on.” Anakin chirped.

“Well then, there we got a good cause to use my name as a threat.” Padme laughed softly, moving over to give both of her men a soft kiss. “Which Obi-Wan will follow through of course?”

“Of course love.” Obi-Wan meekly gave in, grinning a bit.

Anakin meanwhile gave the two smugglers in his kitchen a long look…or well a glare really. Then he looked to the twins meaningfully once he had both attention. Slowly he pointed at his own eyes, then at them before making a quick jerking motion over his throat.

‘…This may not be worth it.’ Lando glanced at Luke then softened. ‘Or…perhaps… fully worth it. So worth it.’

‘I am so happy I have the Millennium Falcon.’ Hans swallowed. ‘…I wonder if Leia would like to take a trip in it.’